Meaning of PROPULSIVE in English

-lsiv, -sēv also -səv adjective

Etymology: Latin propuls us (past participle of propellere ) + English -ive

: tending or having power to propel : driving onward or forward : impelling to action or motion

gunpowder was well established as a propulsive agent in war weapons — H.J.J.Winter

the faster the jet plane goes, the greater its propulsive efficiency — Harland Manchester

universities … have … been the seats of propulsive thought — Amy Loveman

• pro·pul·sive·ness noun -es

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